In my research on dialogue-based philosophical education I focus on the virtue and act of listening. What role does it play and how can it ultimately be improved to attain quality and depth in educational dialogues? Before this can be answered however, one has to investigate what listening is in the first place. For this I turn to phenomenology. After all, similar to the attitude that is sought after in the practice of dialogue-based philosophical education, phenomenology par excellence grounds philosophy in an active engagement with the world. The second part of my research is more empirical in nature and will be grounded in educational design research. Here, I will design and test an intervention based on music in order to find out whether listening to music can indeed improve listening as a key skill for the philosophical dialogue.
My supervisors are prof. dr. Josef Früchtl from the faculty of Philosophy here at the UvA, and dr. Chiel van der Veen and dr. Anders Schinkel both from faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences at the VU University.